Friday, April 26, 2013

Shalisa Wilson

Meet Miss Shalisa 

I am looking forward to having this sweet lady on my young adult team again! Shalisa's heart for Haiti is evident by her continuous volunteer work with Healing Haiti on the American end. I can imagine her anticipation to be on the grounds in Haiti connecting with the people she has been supporting through her volunteer work for the past year! Shalisa's fun loving personality and her energetic self will bring joy and peace the the people we interact with throughout our mission week! 

Consider financially supporting Shalisa's mission trip to Haiti by clicking: Healing Haiti: Suport a Short Term  Missionary. All donations are 100% tax-deductible!

Thank you in advance for all the support for Shalisa!

-Kristina DeMuth and Sara Ross
(Team Leaders)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Stephanie Masek

Meet miss Stephanie Masek

Hi Everyone,
My name is Stephanie and this will be my second trip to Haiti with Healing Haiti. I was so very blessed to be given the opportunity to experience Haiti for the first time with my mom (and my incredible team) in June of 2012. I was hesitant at first as I was unsure of what to expect, but the moment I arrived in the beautiful city of Port Au Prince, I fell in love and felt led to continue serving in Haiti. I have participated in many different service projects and mission trips, all wonderful opportunities, but none had as much of an impact on me as Haiti has. Next year, I will be attending Iowa State University and majoring in Nutritional Studies hoping that this will be of use to me in my future with Healing Haiti. This year has been tough, waiting and waiting for a chance to return to Haiti, although I know the wait will payoff as I have kept in contact with my brothers and sisters in Christ from Haiti. I will be overjoyed to finally get my chance to be Christ's hands and feet to the people of Haiti again. I look forward to the moment my alarm clock sounds at 3am on June 17th. I am also looking forward to meeting and getting to know the new staff as well as my team members. Currently, I am a full time student at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, MN. I work part-time as a Personal Care Attendant for two young women with Cerebral palsy.This has been an incredible blessing to me, teaching me patience and constantly putting a smile on my face even after a long day at school. I love to play the piano and guitar as well as soccer, hockey and basically any other sport. I also enjoy music and singing. I am SO very excited and blessed with the opportunity to return to Haiti and I cannot wait to see what my future holds. Please keep me and my team in your prayers as we live out God's call to serve those in need. Just over 70 days left!!!! :)

I think someone is anticipating a trip to Haiti!? Am I right or am I right!? :)  AWESOME!!! I am excited Stephanie is able to join our mission team this June! A few months again, Stephanie contacted me about the nutrition work I do in Haiti. I had an opportunity to speak to her class at Totino Grace, and to speak individually with Stephanie again. I am glad she is pursuing a degree in nutrition! She is a sweet, young lady that is passionate about service and passionate about Haiti. I look forward to getting to know Stephanie better and to watch her experience Haiti for the second time!  

Consider financially supporting Stephanie's mission trip to Haiti by clicking: Healing Haiti: Suport a Short Term  Missionary. All donations are 100% tax-deductible!

Thank you in advance for all the support for Stephanie!

-Kristina DeMuth and Sara Ross
(Team Leaders)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Angie Kub

Introducing: Miss Angie Kub! 

The opportunity to go on the mission trip with Healing Haiti came at a great time.  Unsure about my direction in life, someone had recommended that I go on a mission trip. Within days, opportunities were arising and I couldn’t miss the signs.  I heard that Kristina was going to be leading another team down to Haiti and I immediately jumped on the opportunity! I have never been to Haiti and I have never been on a mission trip. I want to go to Haiti to step outside of my life, my comfort zone, and experience how the people in Haiti live.  Over the past couple years I have been on my own spiritual journey, rediscovering a Higher Power. I have realized that my purpose in life is to live through my Higher Power and be of service to others.  I am currently a yoga instructor.  I enjoy the energy and healing properties that teaching and practicing yoga brings to me and everyone I am connected to. I hope to bring my love of yoga to the people in Haiti.  In the fall I plan on going back to college to study my passion in Health and Wellness with a focus in Family Social Science.  I enjoy staying active and love being outdoors!

I am very excited for Angie to come on this trip to Haiti. Angie is one of my cousins, and one of the first on my dad's side of the family to come with me to Haiti! Over Christmas, Angie had asked about my young adult mission trip to Haiti. At the time, I was unsure if I would be leading a team again due to the amount of work I am currently engaged with in Haiti. When I decided to lead the trip, I made sure to get Angie on the list of team members. It will be exciting to share Haiti, my second home, with Angie and watch her share her passions of health and wellness with the communities we serve in Haiti.  I know her gentle spirit will be loved by the Haitian community and children! 

Consider financially supporting Angie's mission trip to Haiti by clicking: Healing Haiti: Suport a Short Term  Missionary. All donations are 100% tax-deductible!

Thank you in advance for all the support for Angie!

-Kristina DeMuth and Sara Ross
(Team Leaders)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Alex Detrick

Introducing to you: Alex Detrick

Hi everyone,

I'm Alex Detrick. I'm excited to be joining you all on my second mission trip to Haiti. The first was with my church in 1995. After the earthquake in 2010, I decided to raise money to help earthquake victims. During one of my events, participants were able to buy solar lanterns. Kristina was kind enough to bring them down for me last year which is how I was introduced to Healing Haiti. By day, I'm an engineer for Sprint. During my free time, I run a local non-profit called Sol Inspirations. I also enjoy camping, traveling and running marathons.

If you are interested learning more about Alex's non-profit, check out the website: Sol Inspiration has its origins from a fundraiser fashion show for Haiti. However, the overall mission was created on the bases of Alex's personal experiences of witnessing, firsthand, sweatshops as a child to being interested in renewable and solar energy. The mission of the organization is to educate consumers and advocate for responsible fashion for the world. 

Alex's concern for social justice and his passion for sustainability will provide insightful contributions to our young adult mission team this June! 

Consider financially supporting Alex's mission trip to Haiti by clicking: Healing Haiti: Suport a Short Term  Missionary. All donations are 100% tax-deductible!

Thank you in advance for all the support for Alex!

-Kristina DeMuth and Sara Ross
(Team Leaders)